Mosaic is the first-ever uncovered in the UK depicting images from Homer's Iliad. It would have adorned an imposing eating and leisure hall within a big villa complex. The mosaic has been damaged by later building work and bears scorch marks from fires. The chamber was the focal point of a huge villa complex built in the late third or early fourth centuries AD
Following a £1 million grant from a Saudi organization, more refugees will be trained as tour guides at Oxford University museums. Over the next five years, Alwaleed Philanthropies will sponsor the Multaka project, which will work with 200 refugees and asylum seekers.
The Uffizi has rebranded its children's programming. A team of traveling representatives are dedicated to answering young visitors' questions. The aim is to normalize art for kids so they'll think to themselves, "I'll stop by the museum," an official says.
The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art will expand into Gorky Park's Hexagon pavilion. The historic building was intended as an exhibition hall by Ivan Zholtovsky a century ago. It has been hosted in the former Vremena Goda restaurant, refurbished by OMA, since 2015. The extension will include three exhibition galleries, a library, a café, and a bookshop. The construction schedule for the extension has not been published by the architect's firm.
A Banksy painting has been pulled out of a wall in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England. The artwork was removed intentionally and consensually by the property owner. Locals are dissatisfied with the art's move to an as-yet-unidentified place.
French artist Marie Cohydon's microscopic sculptures require a microscope to view in detail. The graphite in the pencil is five millimeters high and two millimeters wide for reference. "To be working in the millimeter is to be in another dimension," she says.
Beyonce and the Simpsons are fascinated by the Prada store located in the middle of the Texas desert, which has become a cult destination. The "Prada store" presents 20 pairs of heels and six handbags from the Prada 2005 collection. The fake Prada store in Marfa is in fact a permanent work of art created by two Scandinavian artists.
The Rijksmuseum's Operation Night Watch program has reached its conclusion. Researchers are now inspecting the back of The Night Watch painting. Measurements will be made using light or sound waves to determine how well the support canvas is attached to the original on which Rembrandt painted.